Press Esc to close
Tuesday 23 May 2017
News updated at 4:12 PM IST

Lucky escape for fan

Bangalore, March 21, 2013, DHNS: 22:37 IST
A portion of the plastering on the Bangalore Football Stadium roof came down, injuring spectator Nagappa. DH photos
A spectator escaped with a minor injury after a chunk of plastering on the ceiling fell on his head at the Bangalore Football Stadium during the Second Division I-League match between Vasco Sports Club and Eagles Football Club on Thursday.

The incident happened when the match was into the 83rd minute and the fan, 76-year-old Nagappa, slipped down from his chair, stunned by the impact. Immediately, other spectators helped him to his feet before the doctor at the venue administered first aid.

Nagappa, a retired Hindustan Aeronautics Limited employee, was taken to the HAL hospital where he was treated and allowed to go home.

Nagappa, a former footballer, is a regular for the matches at the venue.

The incident threw light on the maintenance of the stadium which attracts big crowds for many matches in the Super Division as well as the ongoing Second Division I-League.

“We will check the plastering at the stadium tomorrow morning (Friday) with the help of an engineer and wherever re-plastering is needed we will do it. We will also take care of all the medical expenses of the injured spectator,” said KSFA president A R Khaleel.

Match commissioner Rizwan-ul-Haq said he will mention the incident in his report to the All India Football Federation. “Definitely, I will report the incident to the AIFF,” Rizwan said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Police take away women from a hotel who were arrested for their...

Police take away women from a hotel who were arrested for their...

Vice President Mike Pence, center, receives an honorary degree...

Vice President Mike Pence, center, receives an honorary degree...

President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman pose...

President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman pose...

Actor Dustin Hoffman, left, director Noah Baumbach,...

Actor Dustin Hoffman, left, director Noah Baumbach,...

A labourer clears water in a market after rain...

A labourer clears water in a market after rain...

Students arrive for an orientation programme regarding new admissions...

Students arrive for an orientation programme regarding new admissions...

In this photo distributed by the North Korean government, a solid-fuel 'Pukguksong-2'...

In this photo distributed by the North Korean government, a solid-fuel 'Pukguksong-2'...

Pauline Ado of France celebrates with her team after winning...

Pauline Ado of France celebrates with her team after winning...

A man is taken away by police after protesting against fox hunting...

A man is taken away by police after protesting against fox hunting...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a headgear at the...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a headgear at the...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.